Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Here's another book of caricature that is fun and inspirational!
Elgin Bolling is the Subway Surfer. He surfs the trains in New York
and draws the crazy characters he sees.
Check out his book here! and Check out his blog here!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Here's a question I ask myself all the time..."Where can I find some inspiration?"
The answer is easy! Look at books of art you like. I own these books located at: http://www.art2books.com
They are great to look through for entertainment, inspiration, or to waste time.
If you are an artist you can write them off in your taxes.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
On my way back from the NCN Con. I had a layover in Atlanta. I decided I wanted to do a memory sketch. As I walked to my gate I looked at various people. Then...there he was! A guy I needed to draw. So I took a mental snap shot and went to a restaurant and drew on the placemat. I did a quick drawing and then to my surprise, the guy I randomly chose to draw sat right next to me! This SOB wrecked my memory sketch! I didn't have to draw from memory when he's right friggin' there! What a jerk.
I snuck* a quick pic of him and acted like I was just trying to figure out my camera.
*Sure it's a word.
Friday, November 14, 2008
As I mentioned in a previous post I went to the NCN convention. There were several workshops and one in particular that I enjoyed was DRAWING FROM LIFE with STEPHEN SILVER. It was a great class. We had a beautiful model posing named Schaulis. We did quick gesture poses and then we created a character based on her and did 4 point turns.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Here's my entry for a monthly contest on the NCN forum. The contest is to do a still from a Hitchcock movie. I picked Vertigo. I thought it would be interesting doing an illustration that showed a reflection.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I attended the annual caricature convention that took place in Raleigh, NC. It is an experience that anyone who is in caricature should attend. There is a lot to be gained in the one week event. There are workshops from top pros in the field and competitions that go on. It's great to meet artists from all over the world who do what you do. If you don't learn anything from going, quit doing caricatures and pick up something else...basket weaving perhaps.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Here's a commissioned caricature. She makes stained glass looking quilts.
I might get one. Think about it...if the window is stained glass, it could break.
Fabric? Everything is cool.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Here's a friend of mine who liked the cartoon I did of myself so I did one of him. Here's result and the reference I used.
The "Mr.Poopy-pants" ad I did when I was in school for graphic design/advertising.
See more of my designs at:
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Some friends and I make a 30 sec commercial for Conan O'Brien. He's holding a contest and you can see more about it at: nbc.com/conan. The deadline was June 30th and we got our commercial filmed, edited and sent away in one day. I also sent a caricature along with it to try to kiss a little ass. Problem is I think that caricature I sent SUCKED! So HERE is one I did because I hated the other one so much. I think the likeness is a bit better. I hope they play our commercial on TV but don't show my crapicature!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I just finished a modeling class. Here is a character of mine. I look forward to animating him sometime in the future. His name is Java Joe which is kinda generic. I call him Jonesy too. He is a talk show host and comedian.
This was done in 3DS Max 9.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Here is a logo I did for a musician. Here's his myspace:
I sketched it out in Photoshop and brought it into Illustrator and then brought it back into Photoshop for coloring. The font is something I made up. I sketched that out too and used Illustrator around the sketch. The background is a painting the artist Lobotomy Baby did and I did some burning on it.
Friday, May 30, 2008
The previous posts I am explaining how to make a light weight drawing desk that you can go and do caricature gigs with! I tried to explain it the best I could including materials needed. I think I did okay, I am not IKEA or anything. You should be able to make it after visiting The Home Depot and an art store.
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